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Our Children

Be Brave Bears is a charitable organisation run by volunteers who send personalised keepsake bears to children who are terminally ill or have life limiting conditions. Each of our bears is sponsored by businesses, groups or families, meaning these bears are free of charge to the children. Once complete each bear is placed in a special keepsake bag and given to the child complete with a numbered certificate. Once the child has received their bear the sponsor will receive a thank you photograph via e-mail of the completed bear and a sponsorship certificate with the name of the child who you have sponsored. Each bear is allocated a number and will appear on our Roll of Honour. If the child on this page has already been sponsored, but due to the timing of the previous sponsorship it has not yet been removed from this area, your sponsorship will be automatically allocated to the child next on the list (Priority order). This seldom happens but we must highlight that it can occur.

Jacob Gratton

Age 16

Hospital: Sheffield Childrens Hospital

Note: Bear pictured may not be the bear given to the child (most of the time it is though)

Jacob Gratton’s Medical condition...

Jacob has Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. He uses a wheelchair full time as can't stand or walk and now can't lift his arms or support his head. He had scoliosis surgery 3 years ago as was so strong and brave. Jacob now has respiratory problems and wears a non invasive ventilation at night and in the day if unwell. He has also one developed cardiomyopathy. Jacob is so brave and tries to remain positive, he is working so hard for his GCSEs next summer. He has more moments of low mood and gets very frustrated at times. His friends are now teenagers and starting to lead more independent lives which Jacob can't do. I wish to nominate Jacob to let him know what an inspiration he is to all who know him for coping with his cruel condition every day.

A bit about Jacob Gratton...

Jacob is fun, cheeky and great company to be with. He loves playing on his Xbox, watching sport and tv and films. Hi loves to be with his family.

Follow Jacob Gratton's journey here: Facebook - Lisa Gratton

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